Besides masterclasses, meant for transmitting Alwin Nikolaïs’ technique to dancers, Carolyn Carlson also cares a lot about the transmission of her repertoire.
The choreographer is regularly asked for the transmission of extracts of her creations, by important French and worldwide ballet and conservatories as well as, more and more frequently, by choreographers willing to teach to non professional yet enlightened dancers.
Much is at stake for these young amateur dancers, taking over a significant choreographic work, as well as to broaden their knowledge of the cultural environment of the work they are studying.
The piece If to leave is to remember (2006) has been restaged by the Bordeaux Opera Ballet in March 2015, by Finland National Opera Ballet in February 2016 and by ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (NL) in June 2018.
In September 2018, the Teatro Massimo Ballet in Palermo (IT) undertook it, as well as the solo Wind Woman, transmitted and adapted for 10 women. In June 2020, the CNSMD in Lyon will restaged it at the Maison de la Danse (cancelled) and in April 2021 it was the Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse (performances postponed due to sanitary restrictions).
The piece Pneuma (2014) has been transmitted to Finland National Opera Ballet in September 2018.